Buildings and facilities
Are studios for recording webinars, for example, open from December, 16 to January, 17? (15-12-20)
The facilities that make online education possible (studios, etc.) will remain available.
Is there a self-study spot available for me at a Fontys location? (11-11-20)
This depends on the actual space in the buildings and therefore differs per institute. But there is space for this in the buildings, for example in the media libraries. Contact your institute for the possibilities. The general rules regarding distance, number of participants and available space will of course continue to apply.
Can I organize a team meeting at a Fontys location? (11-11-20)
An exception is made for team meetings of an urgent nature (team coaching, discussions about issues in the cooperation, division of labour, etc.) for which a longer delay is undesirable in the opinion of the team or manager. Your manager assesses your question and takes responsibility for the careful application of the guidelines.
May I use a room at a Fontys location for a complex discussion with a colleague? (11-11-20)
Individual complex bilateral calls that cannot be done properly online can be scheduled at the work location. Complex conversations include: performance interviews, job interviews, sickness and reintegration interviews or necessary personal contact with or supervision of employees.
Can training courses offered by Fontys take place at a Fontys location? (11-11-20)
If possible, training sessions will be postponed or offered online. Trainings for which postponement (until early 2021) is undesirable and for which no comparable online alternative can be designed, may exceptionally take place. The person responsible for the organization of the training determines whether or not postponement is desirable.
Are we looking at whether the spaces in Fontys buildings can be used even better? (02-11-20)
The scheduling processes are still being further optimized. In doing so, the previously set principles still apply: - maximum number of people present in a building remains unchanged - at least two start and end times - grid as spread out as possible - avoid starting time at 9 o'clock because of the use of public transport
Does the government's measure of October, 13 that only 30 people may stay in one room at most affect Fontys? (21-10-20)
Education remains an exception to the maximum of 30 attendees per room. This means that the decision tree version October 2020 still applies including the maximum numbers per room as calculated by Fontys.
What are the consequences for tests now that only 30 people are allowed to stay in a room? (21-10-20)
For educational activities there is no maximum number of attendees, tests are educational activities and therefore exempt from the maximum number. According to the guidelines, taking tests in large groups in rooms can and is allowed. In addition to the care and attention for the safety and health of our students, the prevention of study delay is an important starting point for Fontys. In order for the tests to take place according to the guidelines, attention is paid to the safety aspects so that a distance of one and a half meters can be used at all times. There will also be extra supervision on this.
What are the consequences of the government's new measures of October, 13 on sports for education? (21-10-20)
The ban on sports for 18+ and closing changing rooms and showers does not apply to sports education.
I see that the walking routes are not respected in all buildings. What does Fontys do about this? (09-10-20)
Our buildings are corona-robbed and the walking routes have been determined to keep the spread of the virus as small as possible. However, this can differ slightly from building to building. Students and employees are regularly asked to follow the walking routes. So in your and our interest, please feel free to speak to someone who ignores the walking routes.
After the press conference of September 28th, working from home is the norm again for the time being. Are there any exceptions? (01-10-20)
By limiting the number of contacts and transport movements, we contribute to the fight against the coronavirus. That is why working from home is once again the norm for employees. Teachers therefore only come to Fontys for teaching. Other employees are only allowed to come to Fontys for activities that really cannot take place at home or online. Exceptions can be discussed with your manager.
May I work together with colleagues outside Fontys? (01-10-20)
Fontys advises against meeting colleagues at home or at an external location to work together or to brainstorm.
Is it possible to study at a self-study location within Fontys? (01-10-20)
We analyze the schedules and in consultation with students we look at the possibilities for each location. Condition is of course that the one and a half meter guideline is respected.
How does Fontys take care of the hygiene in the buildings?
Disinfectants are available at the entrances, certain classrooms and the vending machines. In addition, we provide sufficient paper towels and soap on the toilets and extra cleaning of faucets and contact surfaces. Teaching staff are also provided with cleaning products to clean extra between each lesson or test. The workplaces are Corona-proof and are extra cleaned. With placemats you indicate whether a workplace is used and cleaning is desired or necessary. For any interim cleaning of desks, cleaning agents and disinfectants are provided.
To monitor how many people are in a building, I have to log in to Fontys wifi or Eduroam when I enter. What about my privacy?
For monitoring the total number of people, '2count dashboard' is used. For this you need to be logged in on Fontys wifi or Eduroam. When connected to an access point it will be reported in that central system. This data stream from the protected central network goes via a secure connection to the supplier of the 2Count dashboard. There, the data is anonymized and only numbers are written on the server. This means that when logging in, only 1 person is saved on the server: 1 person in building X. This cannot be traced back to the name of the person. This procedure has been coordinated with KPN, which works together with the supplier and our privacy officer. So there is no question of storing mac addresses or wifi tracking. Make sure you also have your Fontyspas with you so that you can identify yourself.
How do I know how many people I can stay in a room?
Calculations have been made based on the number of square meters and the RIVM guidelines. On the doors of the rooms there are signs made of writable foil that indicate the maximum number of people. We are counting on you to adhere to this as well.
Can I stay in a Fontys building before or after a practical lesson or test?
No, that is not allowed. Staying in a Fontys building is also not allowed at parking lots, bicycle parking places, entrances, corridors, front portals of toilets.
Does Fontys take into account the time it takes for groups to get in and out of the buildings?
Yes, the roster provides that no more than the maximum number of people are present in a building.
Does Fontys make protective equipment available when the buildings are partially open?
For the training courses for contact professions such as physiotherapy and nursing, it is difficult to handle one and a half meters. For these courses we use the national or industry guidelines. When test and protective equipment is required and/or recommended, Fontys makes it available to students and staff.
Can I go back to the copy shop? (17-9-20)
If you want to make use of the services of the copyshop (printing certificates, picking up exams, etc.) in Eindhoven or Venlo you can contact us by mail or phone: Eindhoven: firstname.lastname@example.org or 08850-78611. The opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 10:00 - 14:00 hours. Venlo: email@example.com or 06 - 21510290. The opening hours are Tuesday and Friday from 09:30 - 13:30 hrs. The Canon ordering portal is available 24/7.
Can I access the library online?
Yes you can, go to https://fontys.nl/mediatheek/ and use the search bar to search for online articles, e-books, e-journals, online videos etc. Or go to the All databases page and search directly in an online source, or the special page with E-books (this collection is temporarily extra extended). With the browser extension LibraryAccess you get the media library in your browser and get extra tips for online information. Information about the use of buildings and facilities around Corona will follow as soon as possible.
Can I return borrowed materials to the library and how do I do that?
Yes, media libraries are (limited) open again and can be returned on location. The current opening hours of the individual libraries can be found here. If you don't have the possibility to visit your Fontys location, you can send us borrowed materials at no cost. Depending on your nearest study location, you can choose Tilburg or Eindhoven:
Mediatheek Tilburg - Submit materials, Answering number 454, 5000 VB Tilburg or
Mediatheek Eindhoven - Hand in materials, Answering number 10069, 5600 VB Eindhoven.
We ask you to pack the materials carefully and clearly mention your own name as sender.
There is much talk about ventilation and indoor climate in buildings? How is that arranged at Fontys?
All locations have been tested on the proper functioning of the mechanical ventilation systems. The RIVM requires that (the ventilation system of) buildings comply with the Buildings Decree of the central government. The test of ventilation systems at Fontys shows that we comply with this national building code. Fontys therefore meets the set requirements. In addition, we have made agreements about extra checks of our ventilation systems that will be continuously in operation for optimal air renewal.
Who decides what can and cannot take place on location?
The building managers determine how many employees will have access to the buildings per day (in proportion to the number of students) and determine the priority that will be given to certain groups (employees, lecturers, first-year students, etc.). The maximum numbers per building and per space must not be exceeded and the government's motto is still: work at home as much as possible!